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by pensive
Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: why dont the air force get any jets?
Replies: 16
Views: 8150

Start growing f*kin leeks quick. Might appease them for a few minutes before we are called upon to surrender the entire national stock of sheep! The woollier the better! :twisted: Then let 'em take the poor animals up to the Cliffs of Moher so they back into............! :P
by pensive
Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Private Helicopter Near Coonagh
Replies: 49
Views: 18572

Well Whatsa, rumours of an S76 soon to be west of the Shannon. Would thou care to explain? :shock:
by pensive
Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galways Fee's
Replies: 17
Views: 6280

Not at Aer Rianta fields but at East Midlands, UK. I hopped off a scheduled flight to then be picked up by heli. The poor chaps picking me up had to pay an arrival charge of ?42 and a departure charge of ?47. Thats ?90 which is about EUR135 for a 2 minute rotors running pickup! You think Aer Rianta ...
by pensive
Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: TRAINING IN DUBLIN
Replies: 10
Views: 3710

Save your time and well earned dosh and go elsewhere. Costs of training at Weston (only training field in dub area) are prohibitive. It is now cheaper even in UK. Wait to take holidays and do it in California (Long Beach based schools do JAA PPL's). Come out with same licence but easier, quicker and...
by pensive
Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aviation Festival in Cork
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

How about helicopter pleasure lights for the punters, get a spectacular view of the balloons! You'd never guess that's my trade. 8)
by pensive
Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: IAA ATPL's with a CAA PPL?
Replies: 21
Views: 5887

Don't know where you got that from Pressman. All exams and CPL training must be done in one JAR state so no cross-border stuff. This is still the way, just ask Bernie Waddington, head of CAA licensing. Even CAA are now limiting non UK JAR IR's and the like being imported, dunno why. Wise mans move i...
by pensive
Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bell 206 Crash
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Not a crash. All went quiet so pilot entered autorotation and put it into field. Nothing major unless you read the shock/horror tripe the gutter press pump out about such incidents. Surprised they haven't started a campaign to ban helicopters in Ireland by now! :evil:
by pensive
Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: N454CC
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

Interesting those restrictions that should have been enforced from the start. This foreign registered heli was seen on national TV and newspapers in the early summer of 2001 carrying around the "Relic of St. Therese"! One certain place was the GAA stadium in Thurles. Now would somebody tell me how t...
by pensive
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Agricultural S76
Replies: 17
Views: 5813

The 76 is a SPIFR machine, in the right hands..........................
Was informed that the left seat was occupied by a passenger and not really a crew member!
Again rumours but tis what we thrive on. :lol:
by pensive
Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Agricultural S76
Replies: 17
Views: 5813

Tis a dark and lonely night in Dublin 15. Not a stir but for "da peelers" chasin Anto, Steo, Jonno, Deco, Macker, Whacker, Joxer, Horsebox and Barreller! But whats this from the starrie sky? No lights, no calls. Its a bird, its a plane, its the ghost of St. Patrick, No its its its.......... ...........
by pensive
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:11 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Agricultural S76
Replies: 17
Views: 5813

Well thats about all I've heard. Where's PolarBear when ya need him, he'll shed some light on proceedings!
by pensive
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Agricultural S76
Replies: 17
Views: 5813

You wouldn't be confusing that with a similar event to a similar a/c in Liverpool around a similar time? :P

Maybe nose up on final, needs more power, addition of such below ETL, not a good idea.......................................................................... :lol:
by pensive
Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: training
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Nobody in Ireland can do anything on 500. Get a good rating by going to UK cos operators there of 500/600's have at least some type experience. Try getting hold of Dennis Kenyon for it, knows a lot about that type. It also helps to avoid IAA licensing issues, UK CAA make it easier! IMHO 8)